May 27, 2010

A Great Summer Recipe

I've been horrible about updating the blog lately. It seems as if life is moving at break-neck speed as we close out the school year. My body finally told me enough was enough last night and I went to bed at 8:30!

I have much to update on, including Will's 7th Birthday, but for now I'd like to share this fabulous recipe I found and made for dinner on Monday. It was soooo yummy and a perfect light meal for summer. The best thing about it is that you can use it as a base for a salad, pita, or wrap. I hope you'll enjoy it too:

Southwest Chicken Salad
4 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 cup chopped sweet red peppers
1 cup chopped red or sweet onion
1 cup minced fresh cilantro

Dressing:
3 Tbsp lime juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 tsp honey (I used sugar and added extra oil)
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over chicken mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

For a salad, top salad greens with chicken salad; sprinkle with almonds.
For a pita, line pita halves with lettuce leaves; fill with chicken salad.
For a wrap, place chicken salad on tortilla; top with avocado and roll up.